By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter
Newcastle United entertain Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon (4pm kick-off), with manager Alan Pardew naming the same starting line-up as the one which suffered defeat at Chelsea last weekend.
That means there are seven changes from Thursday night's Europa League victory over Atromitos, but in terms of the Magpies' Premier League team it is very familiar.
On the substitutes' bench there is a place for 18-year-old Gael Bigirimana, who was signed from Coventry City in the summer. The midfielder would make his Premier League debut if he makes an appearance.
After two Premier League defeats from as many games, Aston Villa have made five changes to their line-up, with the most significant seeing former Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given dropped to the bench.
He is replaced by American Brad Guzan, and Given is joined among the replacements by another former Magpie in Charles N'Zogbia.
Aston Villa (4-4-2): Brad Guzan; Matthew Lowton, Ron Vlaar, Ciaran Clark, Eric Lichaj; Brett Holman, Karim El Ahamadi, Stephen Ireland, Barry Bannan; Andreas Weimann, Darren Bent
Substitutes: Shay Given, Nathan Baker, Derrick Williams, Graham Burke, Charles N'Zogbia, Jordan Bowery, Gabriel Agbonlahor
Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)